Recent Work and the Living Spirit of Trees

In my recent work, I’m trying a more subtle, tonal approach with the tree paintings. I’m also thinking again about metamorphosis and the living sprit of trees. My new challenge is to choose patterns in my hand cut stencils that “animate” the trees giving them a sense of motion. Spinning around the myth of Daphne and Apollo, I can only imagine the fear instilled in the hearts of trees if they were able to morph into humans. As they watch our indiscriminate destruction through deforestation, why would they want to be like us?

AROUND THE MOON WE GO, 36x48 inches, mixed on canvas, 2013

TREE SENTINELS, 24x48 inches, mixed on canvas, 2013

TREE FLIGHT, 36X48 inches, mixed on Canvas, 2013